Enjoy a 2 Day South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Tour with a visit to Skaftafell National Park with accommodation and breakfast included.
Our two-day tour takes us along the beautiful south shore of Iceland. Our first stop is at Seljalandsfoss, a very photogenic waterfall that plunges from ancient sea cliffs down over 60 m to a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there. The water comes from the infamous volcano and glacier Eyjafjallajökull.Our next stop will be at Skógar where we will see Skógafoss Waterfall. It’s also 60 m in height and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. Our next stop will be at the village of Vík where you will find black sand beaches with some fantastic sights such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the magnificent Reynisdrangar sea stacks. After that we go to Skaftafell Nature Reserve in the Vatnajokull National Park, where we’ll have a short stop. The glacier tongues there give the national park a majestic fairy tale scenery. Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon has been a film location of many Hollywood movies. It is located at the end of an outlet glacier of the great Vatnajokull Glacier. Huge pieces of ice calve from the glacier and end up floating in the lagoon and out to sea. After we have enjoyed the lagoon with its icebergs we will drive to our accommodation in the Country Hotel Gerði (summer) and Country Hotel Smyrlabjörg (winter). The rooms all have bathroom. Free WiFi is available in the dining room, and the restaurant uses mainly local products on the menu. Breakfast is included in the price.
After breakfast we spend more time at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and from April to October it’s possible to enjoy an optional 40-minute boat ride among icebergs of all shapes (fee not included). We also take a walk alongside the lake and on the black sand shores and look for seals which may be spotted in the lagoon. One of the highlights of the trip is awaiting us. We’re going to get up close and personal with the glacier. It’s made up of fallen snow, not frozen water, as some might think. But how does it turn into ice then? Simply by compression due to the weight of the snow as it keeps accumulating. It’s just like taking a handful of fluffy snow and squeezing into a hard snowball, and keep doing so for hundreds of years.The ice eventually gets so compact that most of the air is forced out of it. This is the reason why glacial ice alone can have that fascinating crystal blue color – and the older the ice, the better.We pull out the crampons for one hour long glacier hike in the Skaftafell area – enjoying fabulous views all the way.
Skógafoss Waterfall ● Seljalandsfoss Waterfall ● Reynisfjara Black Beach ● Skaftafell Nature Reserve ● Vatnajökull National Park ● Glacial hike ● Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Fully guided tour and mini bus transport
1x Night accommodation
Breakfast on Day 2
1 Hour glacial hike (crampons included)
Hotel pickup in Reykjavík